Hebrew Scholar and Philosopher
"In prosperity a friend is not known, and in adversity an enemy is not hidden. When a man is in prosperity even an enemy is friendly, but in his adversity even a friend withdraweth."
"Let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto the thee than it."
"In the day of prosperity there is a forgetfulness of affliction; and in the day of affliction there is no more remembrance of prosperity."
"Remember the time of famine in the time of plenty, and poverty and want in the days of wealth."
"Show regard for no one at the expense of your soul, and respect no one, to your own downfall."
"Accept whatever happens to you, and be patient in humiliating vicissitudes. For gold is tested with fire, and men who are approved must be tested in the furnace of humiliation."
"From your youth up cultivate education, and you will keep on finding wisdom until you are gray. Approach her like a man who plows and sows, and wait for her abundant crops. For in cultivating her, you will toil but little, and soon you will eat her produce."
"Unrighteous anger can never be excused, for the weight of a man’s anger drags him down. A patient man will control himself for a while. And afterward joy will break out."